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Thread #56653   Message #887320
Posted By: CapriUni
10-Feb-03 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Origins: 'I'll get my coat'
Subject: RE: Folklore: Origins: 'I'll get my coat'
Heh, heh... Thanks Schantiman!

"The Fast Show," eh?

That would explain why I'd never heard the expression until I entered into the Brit-rich environs of the newsgroup Rec.arts.drwho... Of course, this was also the first newsgroup I'd stumbled into, so I wasn't sure if it was a British Culture thing, or an Internet Culture thing...

Though I liked your goat etymology, Schantieman... Though ... have you ever tried to get a goat? Damned hard critters to catch (had two pet ones, for a while, when I was growing up)...